What is the Spotted Lanternfly
The spotted lanternfly is native to Asia and was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014, and has since begun to affect the Bucks County area. It causes tree damage and death by piercing the bark to feed on sap. Since the lanternfly reproduces rapidly, it poses a threat to agriculture and industry. If you find the spotted lanternfly on your property, it is important to act quickly.
How Do We Treat Spotted Lanternfly Infestations?
There are three parts to our lanternfly treatment methodology. We tailor our approach to each individual property, so we encourage you to contact us to learn more.
Egg Mass Removal
During the lanternfly’s dormant season, from about October through April, we scrape egg masses from tree trunks.
Our bark-only spray process has a 90-day treatment life to eliminate feeding insects and prevent further damage.
Depending on your property, we may recommend and perform removal of affected trees.
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